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A Toxics-Free Future

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IPEN Expert Is “Voice of Reason” on Fracking at Helsinki Chemicals Forum
International "Plastic Bag-Free Day" Highlighted around the World
IPENers Participate in the United Nations' First Environment Assembly
A Global Network for a Toxics-Free Future / Three Year Report 2011 - 2013

The newsletter features updates from IPEN Participating Organizations on some of their work in the region, including from Arnika – Toxics and Waste Programme (Czech Republic), Center for Environmental Solutions (Belarus), EcoMuseum (Kazakhstan), Eco-Sense (Macedonia), EDEN Centre (Albania), Green Balkans (Bulgaria), and Safer Chemicals Alternative (ALHem) (Serbia). 

Newsletters covering additional regions will follow shortly. 

IPEN Participating Organizations in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asian (EECCA) region have prepared an Appeal to governments, MPs and local authorities to stop producing, importing and using highly hazardous pesticides in the region. Highly hazardous pesticides are a huge problem in the region, which was proven by a pioneer study conducted by IPEN and Eco-Accord in seven EECCA countries a few months ago.

IPEN Co-Chair and EcoWaste Coalition Board Member Manny Calonzo speaks at the event. 

A successful event promoting a safe school environment that will prevent and reduce childhood lead and mercury exposure was recently held in the Philippines. The event, organized by IPEN Participating Organization EcoWaste Coalition, the European Union and the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), saw 200 people in attendance, including H.E. European Union Ambassador Guy Ledoux and DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje.

UPDATE, 27 July, 2014: French reject Orica's toxic waste

Australian Broadcasting Corporation news story featuring Dr. Mariann Lloyd-Smith, IPEN Senior Advisor and former Co-Chair

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This newly released report shows that lead levels in dust from some schools and preschools in Sri Lanka are of high concern. 

This comprehensive report highlights some of IPEN's accomplishments from 2011 - 2013 and its contributions to building an international toxics-free movement. It also outlines IPEN's major areas of work, lists some important publications from the three-year period, and gives specific examples of some of IPEN's impacts around the world. 

Read the report here. 

IPEN is pleased to announce a new guide to mercury pollution and the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Download the booklet here.

This booklet provides information about the toxic environmental pollutant mercury and its harm to human health and the environment, as well as the recently adopted Minamata Convention on Mercury. 

It encourages and enables global civil society organizations (CSOs) to engage in local, national and international activities aimed at controlling mercury pollution. 

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